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ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Motherboard Review
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock is a relatively new motherboard manufacturer, and it shows in their designs. They are more willing to come up with edgier designs, with a particular emphasis on marketing-friendly features. Today, we are going to take a look at one of their Intel Z170-based motherboards – the ASRock Z170 Extreme4.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

MSI X99A Godlike Gaming Review
     Fri, Feb 05 2016 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X99A Godlike Gaming is MSI's latest and greatest X99 based motherboard. It comes with numerous features such as for example an RGB backlight and a nice looking cover plate. Appartenly we're rather curious to find out how this monster performs.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Biostar Hi-Fi A88ZN Mini-ITX Mainboard Review
     Wed, Feb 03 2016 | 2:41P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Biostar Hi-Fi A88ZN Mainboard arrived Technic3D. We check the Mini-ITX-Mainboard with AMD A88X chipset functions and Performance in the following Review with a AMD A10-6800K CPU on Windows 10 64 Bit."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

ASRock E3V5 WS Workstation Motherboard Unboxing Video
     Wed, Feb 03 2016 | 2:40P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, a new unboxing video of the ASRock E3V5 WS Intel LGA1151 workstation motherboard is published on OCinside.de in German with English subtitles. The detailed ASRock E3V5 WS motherboard review with Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 processor is coming soon as well.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Impact
     Wed, Feb 03 2016 | 2:40P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This mini-ITX form factor board comes packed with software and hardware features that rival, if not surpass, larger boards. ASUS built the Maximus VIII Impact around the Intel Z170 Express chipset with support for Skylake CPUs and DDR4 dual channel memory; offering a solid starting point for a small form factor, extreme-gaming builds."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

X99 Charts: 14 Boards - MSI X99A Godlike Gaming
     Wed, Feb 03 2016 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So far we've tested 14 X99 motherboards and we have to say that sometimes we got quite interesting results. What we've also done is, we have added results gathered with Right Mark Audio Analyzer in order to chek the quality of the onboard audio.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Premium Mini-ITX board from Asus
     Mon, Feb 01 2016 | 6:09P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The last time we looked at a premium Mini-ITX board from Asus' Republic of Gamers series, we came away impressed. Can the Z170 Maximus VIII Impact win our hearts and wallets again?
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

 
ASRock H110M-STX and H110M-STX MINI
     Sun, Jan 31 2016 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
According to Tom’s Hardware, one of the top picks of this year’s CES (Consumer Technology Tradeshow 2016) is ASRock’s mini-STX motherboard and mini-STX building block PC. Currently both models are powered by Intel H110 chipset, including the motherboard H110M-STX and H110M-STX MINI PC. This new form factor is smaller than your ordinary mini-ITX builds, yet still holds adequate room for a standard CPU fan, which makes it perfect for a powerful SFF sized mini-PC.

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The world’s first STX model that supports a standard Intel box fan. Read more about ASRock H110M-STX and H110M-STX MINI PC at Tom’s Hardware .

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ASRock H110M-STX MINI PC is mainly targeted for educational and commercial purposes. Users will have the freedom of choosing their own Intel 6th generation processors, as well as the right to cram in a standard Intel box fan. While the whole setup is much smaller and power efficient than traditional desktop systems, it is also way more powerful than the current NUCs in the market.

  FULL STORY @ ASROCK

Supermicro C7Z170-OCE Review
     Sat, Jan 30 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Supermicro is well-known in the server market. Meanwhile the manufacturer also has a focus on the overclocking/gaming sector and it is their approach to bring server-grade quality to the table. Therefore the C7Z170-OCE could be an interesting product and we're certainly curious what it can do in our review.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

GIGABYTE - 5 New High-End Desktop Motherboards with X170, X150 Chipsets
     Fri, Jan 29 2016 | 2:08P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to launch a whole new series of High-End Desktop (HEDT) motherboards with the X170 and X150 series, based on Intel® C236 and C232 chipset. In addition to supporting the new Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v5 processor and ECC DDR4 memory (for select motherboards), the new motherboards are also compatible with Intel® 6th Gen. Core™ i3, Pentium™ and Celeron™ processors.

These new high-end desktop motherboards will bring support for Xeon Processors to users who desire a professional solution whether it’s for Photography, Designing, Video Streaming and more. “I know GIGABYTE is providing the best HEDT experience with the X170 and X150 Motherboards, combining performance, stability and durability,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit.

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 support with Intel C230 Series Chipset

This new generation of Xeon processors is based on the 14nm process technology and designed with the new Skylake microarchitecture. Among the main features of this new product family is the adoption of the DDR4 memory technology, which brings a significant memory speed and capacity boost over the previous generation (up to 64GB at 2133MHz compared to 32GB at 1866MHz with the previous generation). Additionally, the Intel® C230 Series chipset delivers improved manageability, increased I/O bandwidth, and enhanced processor graphics.

With the introduction of the X170-Extreme ECC, X150-PRO ECC and X150M-PRO ECC, users can benefit from ECC memory (Error-correcting code). Utilizing specialized memory chips on the RAM modules, it can eliminate small data discrepancies and prevent data corruption to ensure reliability for critical applications while helping to reduce system crashes.

Designed to deliver the best expansion connectivity, the first PCIe lane of the new X170 and X150 workstation motherboards from GIGABYTE is a direct x16 Gen.3 lane to the processor, which offers 128Gb/s of unrestricted bandwidth to your graphics cards for better performance when running GPU intensive applications.

Select GIGABYTE’s X170 and X150 motherboards are equipped with Intel’s latest USB 3.1 controller, offering the best USB performance to date. Delivered over the new reversible USB Type-C and widely adopted Standard-A connector, USB 3.1 offers transfer speeds of up to 10Gb/s (twice the speed compared to its previous generation) and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0 for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.

Additionally, GIGABYTE brings to the user PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices with support for PCIe Gen.3 x4 M.2 connectors. Delivering up to 32 Gb/s data transfer speed per connector, the M.2 SSDs provide an ideal storage solution as it also supports RAID modes. Also compatible with NVMe drives such as the Intel 750 2.5” drives via an M.2 to U.2 adapter, this solution can bring the fastest storage solution to improve data transfer speeds, system boot up time and game load time, providing the user with a smooth and pleasant experience.

The X170-Extreme ECC motherboard features the Killer™ E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, the world’s most advanced networking detection and prioritization technology for consumer and enthusiast users. The E2400 provides additional intelligence by automatically detecting and prioritizing specific website traffic in addition to networked applications and games. The adapter delivers industry-leading latency performance, offering more powerful network control, improved latency, reduced jitter and virtually eliminates video freezes so users can play, watch and stream games all at the same time.  

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  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

ASUS RoG Maximus VIII Extreme
     Thu, Jan 28 2016 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme is the RoG's current flagship board for Skylake processors. Do its performance, overclocking and features match up to a staggering price.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Asus Z170M Plus Motherboard Review
     Wed, Jan 27 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asus are calling this their “Flagship micro-ATX Z170 with 5X Protection II for dependable stability, fantastic DDR4 performance, and reversible USB Type-C connectivity”. It’s a rather odd claim for this motherboard, Asus have flagship product lines, the Rampage and ROG series for example. Why would they call Z170M Plus motherboard a flagship?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

ASUS X99-M WS
     Wed, Jan 27 2016 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The X99-M WS is another quality product from ASUS with a high quality board layout and design, and enough features packed into its mATX form factor to give some full-sized boards a run for their money. As part of ASUS' Workstation line, the board comes with all the power bells and whistles you've come to expect from that series - 12k-rated capacitors, Beat Thermal chokes, and Dr. MOS MOSFETs. Further, ASUS jammed the board with eight SATA ports, an M.2 port, dual Intel GigE ports, and a tri-antenna 802.11ac adapter to name the highlights."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer/3.1 mainboard
     Mon, Jan 25 2016 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer/3.1 mainboard.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREOVERCLOCK

SRock Z170 Extreme6, the ASUS Maximum VIII Ranger
     Mon, Jan 25 2016 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Choosing the right motherboard can be tricky, even with only a limited number of manufacturers in the market compared to a dozen years ago, there are more models than ever to pick from. We’ve been testing loads of them and are presenting them in easily comparable selections. Today it’s four mid-range models: not quite the cheapest you can get, but also not so expensive you need to take out a second mortgage (because who wants those).
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

BIOSTAR A68N-5200 Motherboard Review
     Sat, Jan 23 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The A68N-5200 board, by incorporating one A6-5200 Kabini-based APU, is bringing to the table even more raw performance when compared to its A4-5000, while the GPU component gets a 100Mhz boost. While the increased 3D performance is minimal versus the A4, other tasks which require CPU performance will get up to 25% performance boost. Despite the fact that this is a cheap and low-powered board, BIOSTAR saw fit to include a fully-fledged UEFI interface which also contains some performance tuning options. Last but not least, we do get with the A68N-5200 one very-welcome PCI-E 2.0 x16 (x4 electrical) which invites us to install a dedicated video card.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

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